Daily Announcements - October 5, 2023



Wednesday, October 5, 2022


General - There are a lot of exciting events taking place for Homecoming this week!  On Thursday, October 6th Don’t miss the Sentinel Block Party After the Parade from 7 to 9 pm in the North Teacher Parking Lot.  The Event is free and will include Music, Food, and Games.  Enjoy the evening hanging out and having fun with your friends and classmates! 

Homecoming Shirts will go on sale during lunch periods Thursday and Friday.  The shirts are $12.  Cash, Check (the WHS Athletic Boosters), Credit Card and Apple Pay accepted. 

Sophomore and juniors will still be provided several Practice SAT opportunities throughout the year; this exam is just for those juniors who wish to compete for the National Merit Scholarship.
All interested students should sign up with Ms. Grahn in the main office with a $20 fee before Friday, October 7th. Cash or check made out to Westmont High School will be accepted, spots are limited.

We have a few extra 2021-2022 yearbooks available to purchase. Books are $50 and can be purchased from Mrs. Mahmoud or in the front office.

Get that money! $50 to be precise. The vocab video challenge ends next week, October 14. Be sure to finish your video and submit. All contest rules are in the magazine, which can be found in our Media Center, or on one of our many flyers posted around the school. See Mr. Roach with any questions or issues. 

Lost and found items will be displayed on the 1th and 12th of next week.

Clubs - The next Geography Club field trip will be to attend the annual Open House Chicago event on Sunday, October 16. Dozens of sites in downtown Chicago that are not normally open to the public will be open for us to visit and explore. Additional information about Open House Chicago is on Google Classroom. Permission slips are available in Mr. Landreth's room and are due by Thursday, October 13. See Mr. Landreth or Mr. Dunne with any questions.

Hey Sentinels - How would you like to kick off your 2023 summer vacation by traveling along

the coast of the sunny Mediterranean in Barcelona, Marseille, and Nice? That's right, Geography Club will be visiting Spain and the south of France next summer! This trip is open to all WHS students. If you missed the informational meeting, stop by Mr. Landreth's room to pick up the informational packet. We will have a virtual informational meeting for all interested travelers and parents/guardians on Tuesday, October 11 at 7 pm. Keep checking the Geography Club Google Classroom for more information.

Are you interested in being a part of Sentinel Buddies this year? All WHS students are welcome to join this all-inclusive club! Our first event, the Meet and Greet Pumpkin Party, takes place on Friday, October 7th during 7th period. If you are interested in participating, please pick up a permission slip from the hallway outside Mrs. Philgren's room near 146B. Permission slips are due no later than THURSDAY 10/6 at noon. Hope to see you there. 

All students are welcome to attend the Alliance Club today after school from 3-4 in the Art room  The Alliance Club is a safe space for all students to socialize, learn about important issues in the LGBTQ community, as well as work to make our communities more welcoming and supportive spaces for all people.  All are Welcome!

Athletics –

It was a very spooky night out in Seneca for their Cross Country Invitational.  The Sentinels completely dominated bringing home the traveling championship trophy for the 3rd year running.  The guys faced "grave danger" in the woods but came out with 26 points to remain champs.  Tim Rosland and Henry O'Connor were 2nd and 3rd, Paul Tikhiy, Kaleb Sica, Paul Lalonde went 7, 8, 9. Despite finishing behind a cookie, Quentin Jarlson, Kai Babb and Owen Berbaum rounded up the Sentinel field with 11, 12, and 13 place finishes.   Way to go Sentinels.

SAVE THE DATE - The volleyball program will be hosting their Senior Night and Volley for a Cure event on October 13th, beginning at 4:30.  More details to come.

Attention all winter athletes, before you can begin your season (including the open gyms) you must have an Okay to Play card:  which includes a current physical on file as well as the 8 to 18 registration.  See Kappy or Mr. Dunne for your Okay to Play card.

Come out on October 19 to support your High School staff as they take on the Junior High staff, Fire Department and Police Department in a volleyball game for Special Olympics.  

Attention student-athletes!  Would you like to start a strength and conditioning program here at Westmont High School?  Strength and conditioning with include speed, agility, jump and strength training. If interested, please complete the Google form in your email or scan the QR code on posted fliers around school.  Any questions, reach out to Mr. Farthing.

Attention anyone who is interested in wrestling. There will be a meeting today at 2:50 in the wrestling room.